Sunday, April 1
HOLY SATURDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EASTER VIGIL
Where so many hopeful souls (young and old) are so anxiously awaiting their Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Our parish family gets to celebrate with them and renew our own Baptismal promises, as we so jubilantly rejoice in the Resurrection of Our Glorious Lord Jesus Christ
(The Paschal Candle is the most sacred candle)
It is a Mass that begins in darkness. As the newly blessed Paschal Candle (lit from the Easter Fire just outside) enters the Sanctuary and begins to light the candles held in the hands of each parishioner, the great dark room grows brighter as each person's candle is lit
Each of us, IS an important light to the world....and there is SO MUCH light brought by all of the souls in this Sanctuary alone...think of the entire world of Easter Vigils taking place on all of the planet lit with the fire of our Lord's Resurrection!
There is so much meaning and sacred tradition involved, that my heart always feels brought to the surface in anticipation to finally celebrate (after and long, but much needed repented Lenten Season) the true Light (Jesus) to shine so brightly, putting an end to the darkness
EASTER SUNDAY MORNING
EASTER BASKET TREATS
Filled with some family games, A&M caps and Tees, a little bit of chocolate.......but mostly Christ centered/faith and family strengthening surprises
EASTER EGG HUNT
Helping each other find the treasured eggs
Madison pointing as Savannah carries sweet little Isaac on her back
Nicholas looking into the fun-filled eggs
CONFETTI EGG FIGHT
Even Daddy could not help but join in this most Holy Easter Egg Fight
Isaac loved the confetti eggs.....he's never seen them before
.....and my children could NOT believe that Mommy would even buy confetti eggs
Fun times and bonding was had my all.....and we got a "Confetti-filled hair" picture of the kids at the end
My baby boy opening each and every egg as wonderment filled his big blue eyes
My Dearest Lord Jesus,
Thank You for this time of Lent....a time to reflect as I look into my own soul and find places that lack....You!
This was a very powerful Lent for my family and for me. I had a lot of time with You, Jesus as You carried me though, when I could not walk on my own.
You are Perfect and Providential as You delivered our sweet little Gracie Ann from this exile into Heaven at this specific time of our beautiful Liturgical year.
Oh Dear Lord Jesus....how I miss her more than I could ever express
Thank You for helping me to find joy in between each of my tears....for You never give me more than I can handle, even if at times, I cry out for You.....I know that You are right there with me.
Jesus, I love You with all of my heart and I will praise You through any cross, any suffering, any fall....I want to offer all of my wounds to You Lord, Who are all good and deserving of everything that I have to give You.
You have caught every single tear that I have shed, Jesus. Thank You for loving me so much
Thank You for dying on Your most Beautiful and Holy Cross to pay my ransom and for Rising from the dead to lead me home to You......on what will be the VERY BEST day of my life.
JESUS CHIRST HAS RISEN TODAY
JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU